Print off cards onto cardstock, cut apart, laminate and cut apart again.
Players, up to four, place cards in rows on table or playing surface.
Players take turns turning over two cards at a time. They determine whether they have a match or not by reading the story problem out loud, solving the problem and then stating the answer out loud. If the second card is the answer to the problem, the player takes those two cards and takes another turn. If it is not a match, the player turns over the cards in the same space and the next player takes a turn.
Play continues until all cards are matched or until the time allotted is up.
The player with the most matches at the end of the game is declared the winner.
This game is great for centers as it does not require much direction from the teacher.
NOTE: There are too many cards to play for one game. This allows for multiple games to be played at the same card without having duplicate cards. This means the cards can be used in several different games at one time. In addition, this allows the teacher to be selective in what problems are used. Encourage the students to get in the habit of answering story problems with a complete sentence. I tell them to restate the question in their answer because this is what they will be required to do for any of the standardized tests that they take from 3rd grade on through 12th grade and also in college placement tests.
NOTE 2: There is a possibility that there are duplicates of the same problems as I worked on this late at night and when I was tired. If there are you can just throw them away or use them in a separate game. There are a total of 105 cards.